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Worship

Our intergenerational worship service on Sundays follows a structure of

  • Gathering Us,
  • Proclaiming the Word of God,
  • Responding to the Word of God, and
  • Sending Us Forth into the World.

Our themes follow the seasons of the Christian Year:

  • Advent (The Four Sundays prior to Christmas) is a time of anticipation and preparation of the birth of Christ.
  • Christmas (December 25 to January 5) is the celebration of Christ’s birth
  • Epiphany (January 6) is the day Jesus is recognized as the Christ by the Magi
  • Season after the Epiphany (January 7 until Ash Wednesday) is a time of growing in our knowledge and understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry beginning with the Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist, the call of the Disciples, and beginnings of Christ’s ministry
  • Lent (40 days starting with Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday not counting Sundays) is a time of going deeper into our spiritual practices, developing a stronger life of prayer and study that sustains us each day of our lives. This season leads us into Holy Week when we walk through the events of the last week of Jesus’ life.  Beginning with the triumphal Palm Parade on Palm Sunday when Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey. On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the foot washing of the Disciples by Jesus and the Last Supper. Good Friday, Jesus is put on trial and crucified.  Holy Saturday is a time of waiting and reflecting in preparation for the celebration of resurrection and new life on Easter Sunday.
  • Easter (a season beginning on Easter Sunday that lasts for 7 Sundays) is a time of celebrating and beginning to understand how we will live differently as people of new life and resurrection ushering in peace and justice for all people in God’s new creation.
  • Pentecost is a day to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples gathered in Jerusalem after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus.
  • Ordinary Time is a time of growing and learning between the Day of Pentecost and the beginning of the next Christian Year with the Season of Advent.